Welcome to Boomtown! Wilmington, Region Continue Rapid Growth

Wilmington-area, Brunswick County among fastest growing areas in the country

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. -- The region’s growth spurt is continuing on in a big way.

The  latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau, released this week, showed  estimates for all 3,142 U.S. counties and 390 metropolitan statistical  areas (MSA) as of July 1, 2018. The Wilmington metro area, which  includes New Hanover and Pender counties, grew 15.5% from 2010 to 2018  -- ranking 49th in the country.

The report shows New Hanover County’s population increased to 232,274, and Pender’s jumped to 62,162.  CLICK HERE FOR STORY.


Realtors: Brunswick Co. Housing Stats Expected To Beat Last Year's

 Brunswick County’s residential real estate market statistics are on  track to surpass last year's totals, even with October decreases,  according to the latest release of numbers by the Brunswick County  Association of Realtors. 

“Brunswick County’s market is in strong shape, even though we are  beginning to see our usual year-end slowdown,” said BCAR CEO Cynthia  Walsh in the release. “Average sale prices and total sales volume are  relatively stable compared to last year, and sellers are receiving  upwards of 97% of their asking price.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE


Top Stories No. 10: Northern Brunswick County Booms

Mayor Eulis Willis and Barnes Sutton, Navassa’s director of planning and  development, said I-140 is leading to more interest from developers.

“I guess the No. 1 impact would’ve been I-140 coming through. That just  kind of opened us up to the world because now all of the sudden we’re  accessible,” Willis said. “We’ve got all this cheap land that’s vacant  within five minutes of Wilmington.”

In Leland, new restaurants opened, apartments were on the rise, town  officials initiated the annexation of parts of Lanvale Forest, and more  businesses were being planned or opening to serve an increasing  population.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE


Tenants Announced For New Leland Shopping Center - WilmingtonBiz.Com

National, regional and local businesses are coming to a retail shopping center under development next to Wal-Mart in Leland.

Before  the first of four buildings have started coming out of the ground, the  center is more than 50 percent leased, said Jack Kilbourne, a broker  with Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Company who is in charge of leasing  for the new complex, dubbed Westgate Marketplace.
Pet food and supply  store Petsense, Cricket Wireless, Miyabi Junior Express Japanese  hibachi restaurant, Complete Coastal Dentistry, Charlie Graingers hot  dog, brisket and barbecue restaurant, and Ganey, Byrd & Dunn (GBD)  Insurance Group are the first tenants to be announced for Westgate  Marketplace. The majority of the tenants are new to the Leland area.


Hibachi restaurant, dentistry among tenants coming to new Leland shopping center - WECT.COM [April 27, 2017]

LELAND,  NC (WECT) - As a response to rapid growth in Brunswick County, new  restaurant, retail and office buildings are coming to the plot next to  the Walmart in Leland. Westgate Marketplace will hold four new buildings  and is already more than 50 percent leased, according to the North  Brunswick Chamber of Commerce.


 Charlie Graingers, PetSense among retailers coming to Leland - StarNews.Com [April 28, 2017] 

Officials broke ground Friday on a development next to the Wal-Mart in Leland. 


New shops, restaurants, and office space coming to Leland - WWAY [April 24, 2017]

LELAND,  NC (WWAY) –Four new retail, office and restaurants buildings are coming  to Leland. Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Company along with McKinley  Building are constructing the buildings at Westgate Marketplace, next to  the Leland Super Walmart. According to a news release, the 4.5-acre  site will have 31,600 square feet of available space plus parking.


New businesses coming to Leland - WWAY [April 28, 2017]

LELAND,  NC (WWAY) — After two years of hard work, Leland is getting an exciting  new addition. Friday afternoon the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce  held a ground breaking ceremony for what is called Westgate Marketplace.

It  is being developed next to the Leland Super Walmart. There are four new  retail, office, and restaurant buildings under construction. Some of  the new additions to the area include Petsense, Cricket Wireless, Miyabi  Junior, Complete Coastal Dentistry and Charlie Graingers.